8-12 November 2021

Being disabled is not all doom and gloom! Throughout this week, I will be focusing on celebrating disabled joy and success, as well as raising awareness on disability issues and the lived experiences of disabled people. It's a week of breaking down barriers, increasing understanding, and showcasing the differences within the disabled community.

I'll be bringing you a variety of events from a Zoom chat with two freelance creatives working in journalism and fashion, to a panel discussion on chronic pain with one of our very own researchers, Anica Zeyen, and Disability Looks Like Me - a fashion show taking place in Medicine on Friday 12 November.

There's much more planned so keep an eye on my social media @rhsuwellbeing and the news articles linked below for more details and ways to get involved.

For more information on my campaign week or to chat about anything disability-related, please feel free to pop me an email at VPWellbeingDiversity@su.rhul.ac.uk.


Stay tuned for news articles throughout the week.


Disability, Success and the Workplace
8th November 7pm - 8pm
Join this chat with Claudia Walker from Able Zine and Emily Sorrell from Dazed 100, who are bringing disability issues to the fore.
Panel Discussion: The Disabled Experience led by Anica Zeyen
9th November 6pm - 7:30pm
Shilling Auditorium
Anica Zeyen, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at Royal Holloway, will be leading this panel discussion about the Disabled Experience and things we wish non-disabled people knew.
Survival Guide: How to Thrive at University with a Disability
10th November 9am - 5pm
Check out Alice Goode's Instagram @rhsuwellbeing, where she'll be sharing tips and tricks of all the things that she's learnt about being a disabled person at university. Together you'll create a survival guide and amplify disabled voices!
Disability Careers Support Day: Employability Workshop
11th November 10am - 11am
EWD Event Space
Simon Mantel from the University Careers service will give you some tips for applying for jobs if you have a disability or additional needs.
Change 100 - Top Tips on Making a Good Application
11th November noon - 12:45pm
Leonard Cheshire is a charity whose aims are to reduce the barriers to independent living, learning and working that people with disabilities face around the world. They'll be talking to you about change.
Change 100 - One-to-One Appointments
11th November 1pm - 3pm
Book a 15-minute one-to-one to speak to a Change 100 recruiter if you would like to find out more about the range of paid summer work placements, professional development and mentoring available.
MedsBevs: Disability Looks Like Me
12th November 7pm - 2am
In a special event for VP Wellbeing & Diversity Alice Goode's Disability Campaign Week, we're bringing you a Disabled Fashion Show before your usual MedsBevs evening of music and great drinks deals!